iPhone Prototype Allegedly Features Separate Display Panels Connected by a Hinge
Samsung has already brought to the market a foldable smart phone the “Galaxy Z Phone 5G”.
It is too early to comment on how successful the Samsung product will be in the market.
APPLE is working on a foldable iPhone prototype.
Reportedly it will feature two separate display panels that are connected by a hinge.
The Samsung Z Phone has a single display across the fold.
Though the iPhone features two separate displays connected by a hinge, it is claimed that the panels look “fairly continuous and seamless.”
SAMSUNG’S Galaxy Fold
Samsung’s foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, is designed as a single display with a fold in the middle that allows it to open and close.
Microsoft’s Surface Neo and Duo
It is reported that Apple’s prototype looks similar to Microsoft’s Surface Neo and Surface Duo
The Microsoft phones are foldable dual display devices that feature two displays connected with a hinge.
There is no indicative time scale of when Apple might develop a foldable iPhone.
However, there have been rumours about work on such a device dating back to 2016.
Patents for such a device have been filed.
It’s not clear if the foldable iPhone will ever move out of a prototyping stage, but it doesn’t look like a foldable device is launching in the near future.
Perhaps Apple will await to see how the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G progresses in the market and how dependable and durable it turns out to be when in the hands of users. This could be a “wait and see situation”. It will also let provide Apple with additional time to further develop their product.
This abridged article is taken from MacRumors.com “Apple’s Foldable iPhone Prototype Allegedly Features Separate Display Panels Connected by Hinge“
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